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0:15:23

I'm not retiring

Malcolm Charles Baxter; Clay Gillespie, CFP, CIM; Leon L. Levy, CLU, RHU; John W. Homer, CLU, ChFC; D. Kyle Atkins, CLU, CFP; William J. Kanary 5.0

At the 2014 MDRT Top of the Table Annual Meeting, Leon L. Levy, CLU, RHU, told attendees he's not planning on retiring, ever. For many MDRT members, succession planning, retirement and similar phrases all carry with them such weight. It's not easy to leave behind a business you built. In this episode of the MDRT Podcast, hear three members like you discuss what’s on their mind as they try to ensure the life of their practice, offering tips for how to best navigate this process. <br> <br> Subscribe to the MDRT Podcast through SoundCloud or iTunes.

1:00:04

The problem page

Mary Fenwick 5.0

Mary Fenwick came to her role as an “agony aunt” through an unusual route. She first trained as a business coach, supervised by a Harvard professor of psychology. Her interest was in how people do their best work and how they manage themselves. This is an opportunity for attendees to ask questions about whatever is holding them back — whether it’s a relationship with a business partner, an inability to say no to demands, anxiety over a teenage child or a fear of being “found out.” Learn new approaches to handling issues that arise in your personal and professional life.

0:06:19

How to find the right staff

MDRT 0.0

Is the best person for the team someone exactly like you or just someone who believes in the business? In this episode, MDRT members share their insights on staffing.<br><br> You'll hear from:<br> Nguyen Le<br> Crawford McGill, CFP, AAMS<br> Renato Alarcon<br><br> If you'd like to subscribe, find us on iTunes at MDRT Podcast. <br><br> The Million Dollar Round Table® (MDRT) does not guarantee the accuracy of tax and legal information and is not liable for errors or omissions. You are urged to check with tax and legal professionals in your state, province or country. The MDRT also suggests you consult local insurance and security regulations and compliance departments, pertaining to the use of any new sales material with clients. Copyright 2016 Million Dollar Round Table.

0:18:08

Build trust by doing things your own way

MDRT 0.0

Do you establish trust with clients by talking or listening? Meeting with them at the office or out to lunch? In this episode, MDRT members recognize that advisors have many different styles, and people only trust you if you’re doing something that’s authentic.<br> <br> You’ll hear from:<br><br> Maryam Saber Ghafouri <br> Jake S. Ng, ChFC, CLU<br> Zoe B. Ng.<br><br> If you'd like to subscribe, find us on iTunes at MDRT Podcast.

0:06:51

How to boost your happiness by restarting your business

Karl Hartey and Harpreet Atwal 3.7

Do you continue to run a business that’s making you unhappy or do you close or sell your office and re-invent your business? Two members put their happiness first, restarted their financial services practice and found they created a better business because of it.

0:15:37

The inspirational tipping point

Simon Reilly 0.0

Reilly asks members what some of their biggest concerns are and encourages them to believe in themselves.

0:23:32

Grow your practice through service

David M. Ethell, LUTCF 0.0

We all know we need to see the people and that referrals are the best source of prospects. However, how do we track them and manage our client base? Effective management of this important information is just as important as prospecting. Learn how to manage your client relationships with your smartphone. Most agents spend 90 percent of their time finding new clients. Learn how to manage your existing clients through relationships and service.

0:15:03

Life after regulation in Australia

Ross Vanderwolf, CFP 0.0

Following 20 years of regulation, the financial services profession has experienced significant change. For Vanderwolf and other producers willing to keep looking forward, success is still possible. Vanderwolf details some of the changes he has experienced and how he has adapted and rebuilt his business.

0:18:20

It’s not about the money

Mary Fenwick 0.0

After her husband’s unexpected death, Mary Fenwick found that money was tied up with too much emotion. That was when her agent stepped up to help her and her family. Fenwick will share her story to illustrate why the role of an agent is not just about the transaction of selling a product, it’s about building a relationship over time. Selling a life insurance policy is one thing, but helping sort out the mess when there’s been an unexpected death is what is truly important. Fenwick is an advice columnist for Psychologies magazine, and she draws on her own experiences to help people acquire the skills needed to build enduring and genuine relationships.

0:05:23

High-quality client care ideas

Katy Baxter 5.0

Quality service builds stronger relationships with clients, even with regulatory challenges in England. Top of the Table member Katy Baxter talks about how what she offers clients sets her apart from other advisors.

0:33:10

A tale of 2 brains

Mark Gungor 0.0

After years of conducting seminars and working with couples, Gungor has diagnosed the underlying cause of much discord: distinct brain characteristics. Listen, laugh and learn about how male and female brains work and how these differences often lead to misunderstandings.

0:17:02

Tell your life where to go

Vicki Writer 5.0

Vicki Writer is an international speaker, author and coach in the areas of peak performance and sales best practices, and she is passionate about the development of human potential. Writer believes everyone has a significant amount of untapped potential within themselves. To flourish in life, we need to find ways to tap this potential and achieve our goals. Writer is well-known for assisting organizations in the area of sales and business growth. She is the founder of The 360° Solution, a leading authority in financial services, and is considered one of Australia’s best referral coaches.

0:21:39

Sorry, we don't do quotes

Peter Jason Byrne 5.0

Byrne shares how he transitioned from quotes to fees for insurance-only advice and some of the best practice ideas that helped him stop doing free work.

0:21:05

Build a meaningful practice with reflection, specialization and collaboration

Randy L. Scritchfield, CFP, LUTCF 0.0

Scritchfield discusses how he uses reflection, specialization and collaboration in managing himself and his business. He gives specific ideas, concepts and tools — such as a tool to measure how well you are managing your business as a business, not just as a salesperson.

0:26:51

The 5 keys to ultimate health

Dr. Ross Walker 0.0

Achieving ultimate health is a dream for many. However, the solution for health issues cannot and should not be found in a pill. There are five key ingredients necessary for people to be the healthiest they can be. Dr. Ross Walker, cardiologist and author of seven bestselling books including “5 Stages of Health” and “Highway to Health,” will discuss how to achieve these five keys.

0:06:19

How members globally use technology

Chee Hong “Vincent” Gan; Brian D. Heckert, CLU, ChFC; Hidenori Miki; Hyoun “Pio” Park 0.0

Technology is changing the world. Members from Singapore, Japan and Korea discuss how it’s changing their practice – from how they communicate with clients to how applications are done.